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our local Sunset Park, Brooklyn community.
LAM: Are you planning anything in the future that supports or
engages the community, particularly disadvantaged communities?
BF: We worked hard to develop the capability to accept SNAP
(Food Stamp) benefits in the middle of this season, and we very
much look forward to a full season accepting those transactions.
The food pantry relationship mentioned above will also be scaling up in this coming season, so we are excitedly planning and
planting for that. Running a good business that operates within
its community is an ongoing process. We are always seeking additional dialogue with neighbors to learn from them, and to help
us all steer the business in a positive direction.
AT: We're currently doing accessibility upgrades on the rooftop
farm in order to increase programming and engagement.
This expansion, along with the new rooftop farm, will include
accessible garden beds, a community gathering space and a
greenhouse for year-round education. We'll continue to offer
a range of programs, including drop-in volunteering, hands-on
workshops, an Urban Farm training series and guided field walks
and tours. We're increasing partnerships with campus groups,
including a project with Aboriginal Initiatives to grow the four
sacred medicines and native plants that support our surrounding
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ecosystem. We continue to donate produce to The Good Food
Centre where students can access emergency food relief and
share community meals.
JW: Absolutely! Urban Harvest STL believes in food rights - all
members of our community should have equitable access to
fresh, healthy food regardless of socio-economic status, race or
location. We grow healthy produce across a network of seven
urban farms in the heart of St. Louis, Missouri, and empower
communities to cultivate equitable access to healthy, sustainably
grown food. Our farms are located in an area of low access,
where food insecurity is prevalent. This means that there are
few grocery stores nearby offering fresh, affordable foods. To
increase the availability of fresh produce, we donate over half of
the food we grow to partner organizations who then distribute
the food within our community. We strive to be a resource and
an inspiration to anyone who wishes to learn about growing
their own food or integrating sustainable food choices in their
daily lives. We are currently planning our program calendar for
2020 -- which includes collaborations with local chefs, wellness
and agriculture experts -- to engage members of our FARMily
through educational and celebratory food-focused events.

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